New Delhi: Thick plumes of smoke could be seen rising in the sky from most parts in south-east Delhi after a fire broke out at a rubber godown in the heavily populated Malviya Nagar locality this evening. Officials say the fire began in a truck inside the rubber factory and then spread around 5 pm.
- A truck caught fire in south Delhi's Malviya Nagar
- The fire spread from the truck to a rubber godown
- 30 fire engines are at the spot, trying to battle the blaze
It is the highest category fire and the fire department has sent more than 30 fire engines to the area to try and bring it under control.
Reaching the spot proved to be very tough for the fire engines as the lanes in the area are very narrow and congested, officials said. One fire fighter has been injured.
The fire department says there is a real danger of the fire spreading from the godown factory to other nearby areas. The fire has already spread to the residential building next to the godown, but it is said to be empty.
The buildings around the godown have been evacuated and the area has been cordoned off. The godown is very close to a school in the area, Sant Nirankari Public School, which was empty at the time the fire began.
So far no casualties have been reported.
The smoke is visible from nearby areas like Saket, Greater Kailash and even from Nehru Place, about 5 km away.